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Quiz I

  1. If there are 365 days in a year, what number day is Christmas Day?




  2. The prominence of Christmas Day increased gradually after who was crowned Emperor on Christmas Day in 800?
  3. Post was still delivered on Christmas Day in the UK until which year: (a)1931, (b)1951, or (c)1961?
  4. If you’re born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?
  5. In the UK, Christmas Day became a bank holiday in which year: (a)1834, (b)1901, or (c)1931?
  6. In which year did Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day, with the Soviet Union itself dissolving the next day?
  7. The 2015 Christmas number one was "A Bridge over You" by which type of choir from Lewisham and Greenwich?
  8. The first christmas message by the UK monarch was in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V - who wrote his speech?
  9. Which Best Actor Oscar winner in 1951 was born on Christmas Day, 1899?
  10. The Plymouth Pilgrims in 1620 spent their first Christmas Day in the New World doing what: (a)working, (b)singing carols, or (c)praying?
  11. Christmas Day in 2010 was on which day?
  12. In A Christmas Carol what was Bob Cratchitt planning to have instead of the prize turkey that Ebenezer Scrooge surprised him with?
  13. Who in the 17th century banned Christmas pudding and mince pies?
  14. Eating KFC as a Christmas time meal is a widely practiced custom in which country?
  15. In the 2018 Queen's Christmas Message, the Queen spoke of her father's participation in which World War One battle?
  16. A famous Christmas truce was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front during which war?
  17. Who delivered the Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 in 2018?
  18. Sadly, George Michael died on the 25th of December 2016, how old was he?
  19. King William I was crowned on Christmas Day 1066 in Westminster Abbey, by what name is he usually known by?
  20. In which part of the UK did Christmas Day not become a public holiday until 1958?
  21. On 25 December 1941, which British Crown Colony surrendered to an invading force?
  22. In which country did Charlie Chaplin pass away aged 88 on Christmas Day 1977?
  23. In 1950, what was taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students on Christmas Day in 1950?
  24. Which Scottish singer who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide was born on Christmas Day in Aberdeen, in 1957?
  25. On Christmas Day 1013 which viking king is proclaimed king of England?
  26. In the English Victorian carol how many ships were seen to be sailing in 'On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day'?
  27. In which year was the first ever televised Queen's Christmas speech?
  28. As of 2018, when was the last widespread white Christmas across the UK?
  29. Which famous 225 ton gift was given on Christmas Day in 1886?
  30. The Internet connected to the first Web browser on Christmas Day in 1990 whilst British software consultant Tim Berners-Lee was working at CERN physics laboratory in which country?

Answers:

  1. 359
  2. Charlemagne
  3. (c)1961
  4. Capricorn
  5. (a)1834
  6. 1991
  7. A NHS Choir
  8. Rudyard Kipling
  9. Humphrey Bogart
  10. Working (the Pilgrims of New England shared radical Protestant disapproval of Christmas)
  11. Saturday
  12. Goose
  13. Oliver Cromwell
  14. Japan
  15. The Battle of Jutland
  16. World War One
  17. William the Conqueror
  18. Danny Dyer
  19. 53
  20. Scotland
  21. Hong Kong





  22. Switzerland
  23. The Stone of Scone (it later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.)
  24. Annie Lennox
  25. Sweyn Forkbeard
  26. Three ships
  27. 1957
  28. 2010 (this year also had coldest December for over 100 years)
  29. The Statue of Liberty (was a gift from the USA to France on Christmas Day in 1886.)
  30. Switzerland